Literature

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Find out how well you know the poems of Emily Dickinson--here are some first lines to match up with their last lines!
Meet Big Read author Tobias Wolff.
No doubt we have all turned to literature in times of distress. For many, this might be a religious text, while for others, it might be a favorite poem or even a treasured children’s book. We find solace in their words, and sustenance in their sentences. But can this experience be translated across...
Filmmaker Raul Garcia talks about making Extraordinary Tales, an animated feature film based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.
Learn about the two new books we've added to the Big Read for the 2016-17 grant cycle!
Actor and writer Jason Segel shares with us three books that changed his life.
Sure our Big Read authors inspire us to read, but they can also inspire us to write! Here are five suggestions for writing prompts based on books in the Big Read library . Have your Big Read-inspired writing prompt to add? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page. Happy writing! 1...
What can you find on the Big Read Pinterest page ? How about author interviews, traditional dance demonstrations, and book discussion? Not to mention great pics of Big Read giveaways like Emily Dickinson poem-in-a-pocket cards, Big Read displays and readers around town, and terrific designs for...
We talk to actor and writer Jason Segel about what he learned from playing David Foster Wallace, what gets him to "yes," and the decision that changed his life.

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